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5050 Academy Ln, Bessemer, AL 35022
205-424-5255
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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    Very good
  • 10
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  • 5
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  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Slow Inattentive Service

I have been an avid supporter of Applebee's for many, many years. It seems as the years go by some of them are slowly giving up good service, shrinking the size of the appetizers and entrees, and service is slow or almost inattentive. All of this applied to this Applebee's. We arrived for dinner... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Steve P
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Grand Prairie, Texas
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Grand Prairie, Texas
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I have been an avid supporter of Applebee's for many, many years. It seems as the years go by some of them are slowly giving up good service, shrinking the size of the appetizers and entrees, and service is slow or almost inattentive. All of this applied to this Applebee's. We arrived for dinner and were seated. After waiting about... More 

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Stockbridge, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Date of visit - July 24, 2015. I usually have bad luck with Applebee's restaurants, but the group consensus was to eat here, so I went along for the ride. Our server, Matt provided great and attentive service and the food, for an Applebee's, was better than average.

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Woodstock, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We had a good dinner experience. The food and drink were characteristically good, not outstanding, and service was excellent. It was convenient to our hotel although we don't usually seek out Applebee restaurants. Just too ordinary.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

After a long day of driving I wanted somewhere to set and eat so I stopped in at Applebee's because I got a discount thru the hotel I was at. I was seated very quickly at a high top bar table and was told the server would be right with me. I waited 15 min before anyone ever showed. She... More 

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Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Staff were attentive, helpful and friendly. The restaurant was clean and well lit. I thought the food was just OK

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We ate here when we stayed in a hotel near to the restaurant and again four days later on the way back, The restaurant was very crowded on our second visit with several Graduation patries being held. This put the staff under extreme presssure but they coped very well. Our waitress apologised for the delay, but we thought our food... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I tried their new chicken, bacon and cheddar panida and was surprised on how big it was. I got their house chips as side and was definitely the right choice.

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Loretto, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Unless you know the bartender don't go. Got one beer and never got asked for anything again because the bartender (and the manager I may add) were to busy talking about everything else. I have never not tipped but there is a first time for everything. Left for ruby Tuesday. So far so good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

everything is good as always,only complaint is the ribs are smaller than before,price is the same,portion is smaller,everything else is great

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Waitress had no idea what she was doing. Poorly staffed. Food was horrible. Just wanted the appetizer deal they offered and we barely ate anything. No wonder may kids refer to it as Crapapplebees

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5050 Academy Ln, Bessemer, AL 35022
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Bessemer
  • Phone Number: 205-424-5255

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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